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National Glaucoma Research

Jason Meyer, PhD, is a BrightFocus Foundation success story and a pioneer in the effort to regenerate eye tissue that is damaged by glaucoma. 

Sep 29, 2022
Research News

Recently, when their groundbreaking genetics discovery was featured on the cover of Nature, the research team thanked BrightFocus for critical early funding that supported their accomplishments.

Apr 13, 2021
Research News
Working to save sight, BrightFocus’ National Glaucoma Research program is supporting Kathryn Burdon, PhD, of Australia’s University of Tazmania and Girum Gessesse, MD, of Ethiopia’s St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College to expand our scientific understanding of glaucoma in Africa.
Oct 7, 2020
Research News
The research and discoveries of clinician-scientist Joel S. Schuman, MD, are having a big impact on vision diseases, including glaucoma. Early support from BrightFocus had a big impact on his career.
Jul 23, 2019
Research News

Two new pressure-lowering glaucoma medications have been approved by the FDA and are becoming available in the United States. Each is unique, and one is the first in a new class of drugs.

Mar 29, 2018
Research News
BrightFocus Foundation has joined a new partnership to support innovative science to regenerate damaged visual pathways in glaucoma.
Feb 6, 2018
Research News
Read our interview with Dr. Elliott where he talks about his original hypothesis and his exciting new research directions.
Dec 7, 2017
Research News
BrightFocus Foundation recently held its first-ever Glaucoma FastTrack to accelerate the fight for a cure by investing in promising young scientists in the field of vision research.
Oct 30, 2017
Research News

An experimental drug, consisting of cells manufactured and implanted in the eye to stimulate optic nerve growth and activity, could be an entirely new way of fighting glaucoma.

Oct 14, 2016
Research News
Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD, a BrightFocus grantee answers questions about an exciting new clinical trial for glaucoma.
Oct 14, 2016